Veteran Programs

General Programs

Wounded Warrior Project-List of Programs – This link lists all of the great programs the Wounded Warrior Project offers veterans.  You’ll find everything from family retreats to warriors to work programs listed.  Definitely check out this great organization and their many programs to assist veterans.

Midwest Marines Foundation – Midwest Marines Foundation offers a five-day FOCUS course by addressing the core issues of combat stress, interpersonal relationships and self-awareness. The next step helps the participants visualize their goals and objectives and gives them the tools to begin to achieve their dreams. The final step helps them build a resume and then with coaching and by conducting mock job interviews, gives them insight, confidence and a new, positive attitude. Each class is limited to approximately 30 participants and takes place 4x a year.

Camp Hope – Camp Hope is dedicated to honoring the fallen by helping the wounded. Created by Gold Star parents, William “Mike” and Galia White, the 170-acre farm located 70 miles southeast of Lambert-St. Louis Airport in Missouri, was created to honor the memory of their son. Pfc Christopher Neal White, a 23-year-old Marine, was tragically killed in action in Al Anbar, Iraq on June 20, 2006.

Adapt and Overcome – This program assists our veterans to achieve recovery through the use of competitive activities to develop and empower the veteran with the skills, motivation, and sense of purpose necessary to rise above their injuries and rediscover their confidence and self-worth.

Infinite Hero – The Infinite Hero Foundation carefully examines the issues that heroes and their families face in their daily lives and invests in innovative programs that meet the needs of these heroes, honoring their sacrifice and empowering their future.

American Freedom Foundation – The American Freedom Foundation provides grants to organizations that support veterans, including those related to employment. The foundation has a special focus on aiding wounded or disabled veterans and their families, as well as the children of those killed in action.

Job Search

Hire Heroes – This is an outstanding organization that every veteran should look into if they find themselves looking for a job in the civilian workforce.  Hire Heroes was founded by former Marine Captain and MMA Fighter Brian Stann. With a member of Hire Heroes you will receive resume revisions, develop a post military employment plan, identify veteran benefits, while teaching job search techniques.

Tip of the Arrow Foundation – The Tip of the Arrow Foundation is a volunteer organization staffed by highly experienced career counselors. Our target is U.S. veterans of the Global War on Terror. Our aim is to help you transition to civilian work life successfully.

Operation Impact (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) – Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a Northrop Grumman initiative that provides career transition support to military service members and their families who have been severely injured in the global war on terror.  This award-winning grassroots program is run independently of Northrop Grumman’s standard recruitment process. In addition to providing support to the injured service member, the program offers career support to a member of the individual’s immediate family who will act as the primary wage earner, as well as widows and widowers of fallen service members.  Over 100 companies are a part of this program and are committed to assisting severely injured service members with job placement. Northrop Grumman, with your prior approval, will forward your resume to our NoC members for employment consideration.

Career OneStop – Goes over a simple job search plan to follow.

Employment Laws

Veteran Employment Rights – This PDF document is a good summary for all veterans and their employment rights under ADA.  This is a good resource for any veteran to understand employment law and how it affects them.

Building Homes for Veterans

Homes 4 Wounded Heroes – Military Warriors Support Foundation awards mortgage-free homes to wounded heroes injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The homes are for families who have severe and/or unique circumstances due to their injuries received while serving our country.

Homes on the Homefront – Operation Homefront has created the Homes on the Homefront program through a new partnership with Chase Bank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.  Part of the American dream always has been owning a home.  After helping to secure the freedoms all Americans enjoy, we want to help our warriors and their families realize their own American dreams.

Building Homes for Heroes – This is a nonprofit organization that provide individuals, corporations and others with an opportunity to help our severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families rebuild their lives. Building Homes for Heroes is committed to supporting those who have returned home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need.

PTSD

Restore Warriors – Site sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project that discusses PTSD and treatment options.

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